Thi moved from Vietnam in 2010 to study at RMIT, graduated from Bachelor of Medical Radiations (Medical Imaging) in 2013 and moved on to study Master of Translating and Interpreting.
RMIT University, Melbourne
Thanks, Melbourne, for fulfilling my dream, enriching my life with various experiences, and bringing to me new wonderful friends. If I had a choice again, I still would like to choose Melbourne as my study and work destination.
Thi chose Medical Radiations as her first degree so that she could meet many people “from different walks of life”. Moreover, she found herself to be happiest knowing she could help others live healthy lives.
Studying at RMIT has been helpful to Thi as theory and practice are always so balanced. She says, “apart from lectures, tutorials and labs, students are sent to workplaces to challenge themselves with hands-on experiences … In addition, numerous industry experts and supervisors are invited to school to bridge the students to potential employers.”
The reason why Thi chose Translating and Interpreting as her next degree was because she wanted to be equipped to help her Vietnamese community in Australia better communicate their right to access better care services.
According to Thi, the most attractive feature of RMIT is the numerous clubs, programs and activities for students. She explains, “With five years of living and studying in Melbourne, I am fully aware of the needs and difficulties of an international student. I have volunteered in several RMIT mentoring programs such as ‘Mates at RMIT’ which support new commencing international students”.
“Study and living in Melbourne does not only offer me the opportunity of academic qualification achievement, but also nurtures my life-coping skills. Through diversity of cultural backgrounds, and the numerous strong social network supports in Melbourne, I have the feeling of belonging to this community and can be involved in meaningful activities which are challenging and engaging.”